I wouldn't believe a single word of that article guys. It is so full of issues and glaring problems that it actually physically hurt to read it.
#1 More fear soaked adjectives than the most charged partisan political speech in recorded history. Any time someone starts trotting out the fear words and negative connotations, you should get worried that they are trying to sell you something. In this case, a manufactured crisis.
#2 If true, this constitutes a major financial crisis for the company. An immediate work stop at the major money earning business unit of the single largest entertainment company on the planet, and it isn't reported on in any financial trades? Right. That's believable.
#3 Does someone at MiceChat/MiceAge work for the NSA? Because how on Earth are they getting the contents of off the record high level talks between senior executives? This isn't the sort of thing you over hear on a forgotten hot mic.
#4 Since when does project A run in to issues and loose a bunch of money so you cancel lucrative projects in progress? That makes absolutely no sense at all. You just don't do that. Even bad business managers don't make that mistake. "Well, this product failed, so I'm going to stop all work on the product that every fan in the world is telling me they want." Said no CEO ever.
#5 The budgets aren't set up that way. NextGen is its own budget, with its own team. If it is over budget and behind schedule, it gets halted. Not work on projects at Disneyland Paris. Or even Anaheim. Or even Disney World for that matter (except maybe those directly related to NextGen). They are separate budgets and don't really affect each other. If one is going over, you put it on pause and review it. Not projects under budgets that are not related to it. And certainly not those which will increase profits.
#6 Continuing to push the idea that MyMagic+ is some minute-by-minute pre-planning of your entire vacation is another glaring issue here and exposes an agenda. That isn't what MyMagic+ is, unless you want it to be that for you. What it is is an option you can use, as you see fit, to plan as much or as little of your trip as you'd like. Continuing to push this other notion of it shows the article for what it is, an attempt to sow fear that you won't be able to go to Disney without pre-planning every ride you want to go on.
This entire article is a mass of FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. It is argumentum ad metum. The logical fallacy "appeal to fear." Create something to be feared (MyMagic+ will force you to pre-plan your Disney trips and will create chaos at Disneyland). Show why it is to be feared (it is so over budget that the CEO himself has halted work on all other park projects globally, except for Shanghai and Tokyo). The implied alternative to the fearful future is that MyMagic+ must be stopped. It is a fallacy, and most of the article a thinly veiled, poorly held together pack of inconsistencies and illogical statements.
Again, I wouldn't believe a word of it. Maybe that MyMagic+ is over budget and behind schedule. After all, a lie must be based on a truth to be believable.